We have seen the gaming world gain an exponential uptick in fans and how gaming companies have developed better games in the past few decades. This continuous evolution comes from the technology that has many people using new installments. Advancing technology plays an essential role in the development of video games and, throughout gaming history, affects the gaming experience.
Technology’s Effects on Gaming Graphics
Ever since the rise of the television in the early to mid-20th century, the use of graphics has become an essential part of technological advancement. Companies that produce phones, TVs, and digital media have made efforts to improve the quality of graphics and video to ensure the picture on a screen appears in better quality. In the gaming industry, the shapes and definitions in the games are an important part of the gaming experience, and with each new piece of graphics technology, gaming improved.
Games developed in the later half of the 20th century only had simple technology to work with, but they have since advanced with the introduction of computer technology to manage how the game appears on the screen. With the introduction of high fps and 4K into TVs, video games have adapted to the higher-framed capabilities of other technology to give players a great time gaming. These improved graphics have even enhanced the PC gaming experience by allowing gamers to reminisce on old computer games they can see in better video quality.
Technology’s Effects on Gaming Audio
With each new invention, such as the telephone, radio, and stereo, came the groundwork for the iconic video game music genre. Many video games of the present and past have music that makes them more interesting to play by immersing players. Much like the video graphics, audio clarity was limited to the technology of the time, and video game audio had more static surrounding the character’s vices, sound effects, and music. As time went on, more audio inventions—such as the stereo, computer sound cards, and improved phones—became useful tools in helping gaming companies develop better sounds for their games.
Technology’s Effects on Gaming Interaction
Technological advancement affects people more than it affects gaming. We use technology to make life easier, and the most recent technology for society focuses on interacting with each other and ease of operation. In gaming, this modern technology creates platforms for people to game together online and allows people with different impairments and disabilities to have an easier time playing. Various settings such as a color blind mode, subtitles in various languages, and aim assist settings help people with different disabilities that may prevent them from playing the game. With each new introduction of gaming technology that improves the interaction between gamers, more people are likely to pick up a controller and join the community.
Gaming and technology are linked and share a history of evolution. Technology will continue to advance, and games will also have these advancements implemented to improve.